First Female and Hispanic Municipal Court Judge in Elizabeth, NJ

Juliana Díaz.-First Female and Hispanic Municipal Court Judge in Elizabeth, NJ.


Mayor J. Christian Bollwage recently appointed Juliana Diaz, Esq., to serve as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Elizabeth. The appointment was confirmed by the vote of the City Council on January 14th. Juliana Diaz will be the first female and the first Latino judge in the city’s history. Diaz was sworn in on Wednesday, February 5th at at the Union County Superior Courthouse, located in Elizabeth, NJ by the Honorable Candido Rodriguez, Jr.

“I am honored and humbled by this appointment,” said Ms. Diaz. “Throughout my career as an attorney I have had taken pride in serving the Spanish-speaking community and representing those in need. I look forward to representing both the female population and Latino community as a Municipal Court Judge.” Attorney Diaz has been a practicing attorney since 2008. Throughout her career, she has always focused on public interest and representing a majority Spanish-speaking community in real estate, immigration and family law in Elizabeth. In 2019, she was the legal advisor for the Colombian Consulate in Newark, NJ. Diaz began her legal career as a legal services attorney in Newark, NJ representing low-income tenants facing eviction matters.

Beyond practicing law, Attorney Diaz has spent time serving the Latino community in various needs such as shelter, health, and overall outreach interactions. Ms. Diaz obtained her law degree at Rutgers School of Law in Camden, NJ where she cofounded an immigration clinic and participated in creating a legal program for children in need of Social Security Disability representation. She studied at The George Washington University where she received her bachelor’s degree in international affairs and communications.

She looks forward to serving the community of Elizabeth with the highest level of respect, professionalism and care, both in and out of the Courtroom. For more information on the Municipal Court of Elizabeth, NJ, visit www.elizabethnj.org/233/Municipal-Court ### If you would like more information about Juliana Diaz, Esq. please contact her office at (908) 820-0646, email julianadiazlaw@gmail.com.

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